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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 3/23/24 – TOAST DAY!

Before toast, we had bread, sharp sticks and open flame. Breakfast was an adventure, and fatal bread fires were common. Enter the toaster, the greatest advance in civilization since the advance that made toasters necessary, sliced bread, compelling us to celebrate NATIONAL TOAST DAY! Today is actually the anniversary of Melba Toast, specifically, named after […]

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 12/16/23- BATTLE OF THE BULGE DAY!

79 years ago today, December 16, 1944, Allied troops were settling in for the winter, having successfully invaded and liberated Nazi-occupied France and Belgium, forcing the mighty Wehrmacht into retreat and disarray. The war in Europe was widely considered all but won. By the Allies, anyway, but Germany had one more major offensive up its

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 9/24/23 – BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS DAY!

May the Bluebird of Happiness light upon your shoulder and sing you sweet melodies forever and a day. Or, at the very least, not soil your car on this most auspicious of celebrations, NATIONAL BLUEBIRD OF HAPPINESS DAY! The Bluebird of Happiness was dreamed up by a Frenchman, fittingly enough, being that the French are

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TODAY’S NATIONAL DAY, 10/13/23 – ENGLISH LANGUAGE DAY!

It is the most widely spoken language on the planet, with China having the most people who speak it, followed by India, the United States and… oh right, England, the original reason we celebrate NATIONAL ENGLISH LANGUAGE DAY! Officially called a “West Germanic” language, English originated as an Anglo-Saxon tongue in England in early Medieval times,

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